Profession: Foreign – Asen Balikci Portrait Program
Tuesday, October 15, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, October 16, 11:00 - 15:00
Venue: Astra Film Cinema 2
Subtitles and discussions exclusively in English.
Asen Balikci (1929-2019), a multicultural visual anthropologist, was an internationally recognised academic, a pioneer of
visual anthropology, a leading figure in North American anthropology and the study of different cultures all over the world.
He worked in places as diverse as Canada’s extreme North, Afghanistan, Siberia, Mexico and the Sikkim region in the
Himalayas and his adoptive country, Bulgaria.
The initiator, curator and moderator of this program is Dina Iordanova, professor of Film Studies at the University of St.
Andrews. She has published extensively on matters of Eastern European and Balkan cinema and on global film industries.